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RE: 48-Hour Consensus Call: InstateLongdesc CP Update

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 18:59:18 -0700
To: "'Charles McCathie Nevile'" <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, "'Steve Faulkner'" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "'Silvia Pfeiffer'" <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Cc: "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601cd9478$1ee1e700$5ca5b500$@ca>
Charles McCathie Nevile wrote:
> TL;DR: I think the explanation should be improved, but I can live with
> it.
> I don't see a viable alternative to longdesc after more than half a
> decade
> of many smart people trying, so I conclude we aren't ready to replace
> it.

> I conclude that while implementation uptake has been very slow, it
> exists
> and shows that longdesc implementation is feasible and meets the
> requirements. Therefore dropping longdesc in the absence of a workable
> alternative is at best premature and probably harmful, and at worst an
> unequivocal step backwards for accessibility.


I support this Change Proposal

Received on Monday, 17 September 2012 02:00:28 UTC

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